Woman arrested for falsely reporting 64 purchases made with her bank card for 1,239 euros
The National Police have arrested a 33-year-old German woman, a resident of San Bartolomé de Tirajana (Gran Canaria), for falsely claiming that her card had been used fraudulently 64 times for purchases in stores and online in Spain and Germany for a total of 1,239 euros, but in actual fact, she had made all of them.
The arrest comes after she made an official complaint (denuncia) to the National Police on February 17th for a series of allegedly fraudulent charges made to her bank card.
Specifically, she denounced 64 transactions that amounted to 1,239 euros, claiming that they had been charged to her account without her authorization, as reported in a police press release.
Following this, officers began an investigation that quickly led them to verify that the complainant herself had bought a ticket to travel to Germany where she made numerous purchases that were subsequently reported.
In addition, on her way back via mainland Spain, the investigated woman continued making purchases in physical stores and online that she also claimed were fraudulent, even though at the time of filing the complaint to the police she had already been compensated by her bank for the full amount.
Finally, after piecing everything together, she admitted that she needed the police report for the bank, and was subsequently arrested for the crimes of fraud and simulation.
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